By adding 7 more mortal sins to the 7 already on the books, not to mention the 10 commandments, it looks like the Pope has decided that pretty much everybody deserves eternal damnation. I was just thinking that since the fundamental assumption of Christianity is that everybody does indeed deserve eternal damnation, isn't this a little like announcing you've invented loaf bread? I mean seriously, who, after this latest addition, isn't now covered by at least one if not most of the "deadly" sins? Here are the old mortal sins...Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed, and Sloth. Man, on any given football Saturday in the SEC, I'm busted for like 3 of those...gluttony, anger, and sloth(as I lie on the couch for hours yelling at the TV and eating chips) and maybe pride if Georgia wins.
Here are the new ones...Polluting, Genetic engineering, Obscene riches, Taking drugs, Abortion, Pedophilia and Causing social injustice
I'll let you write your own jokes about the irony of the Catholic church making a mortal sin out of pedophilia.
Now, if you're as cynical as I am, you rolled your eyes at most of these. I'm respectful of the Catholic faith but a dude in a funny hat telling me that obscene wealth is a sin is preposterous when there are fewer institutions on Earth up to it's eyeballs with wealth like the Catholic church. And "causing social injustice" could be interpreted any number of ways. This is just the Catholic church's attempt to remain relevant by succoming to political correctness and politics. I realize that Jerry Falwell, Jesse Jackson, James Dobson, and Al Sharpton are all guilty of politicizing religion but you could usually count on the Pope to remain more or less neutral.....polluting.....gimme a break!